7.3 Multi Picking

Andy | September 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

We have always said that whatever you learn, you must, whenever possible, enjoy it and make it convivial at the same time. This what this video is all about.

There is an exercise to show you some valuable techniques to help you pick a note several times in a row and a way to end a song in a comic way…

Andy uses this all the time when playing gigs and the reaction is always one of amusement, because it is unexpected and grabs the attention of the audience because of its non-conformity.

Taking it one stage further, we have adapted this ending to make it discordant (and hopefully made it more entertaining… no we are sure it is) based on a great English comedian called Les Dawson who played a great piano piece and deliberately (but cleverly) played the odd note out of tune, so it sounded like he didn’t know what he was playing.

The “out of tune” note had to played to perfection to emphasise the discordant nature and enable the audience to empathise with him whilst laughing out loud. This video will demonstrate what we mean.

We have therefore used the ending tabbed above to achieve the same effect by changing the penultimate note to try and create this comedy effect. You may never use it in a “live” situation (though we recommend you do) but you will have a laugh learning it and it will, at the same time, let you enjoy learning a multi string plucking technique.

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  1. Brian Armstrong says:

    Good bit of light relief.

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